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471 IPA - Breckenridge Brewery

471 IPA471 IPA

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,671 Ratings
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Ratings: 1671
Reviews: 763
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 12.53%


Brewed by:
Breckenridge Brewery visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: mschofield on 08-09-2004)
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Amalak

New York

3.43/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A. It has a copper color, but it's still fairly clear. Good, foamy white head and some lacing. Bubbles come up along the side.

S. It has a bit of a blueberry fruity, hoppy scent.

T/M. It's kind of a bland pale ale. It's smooth and refreshing, but it has a celery vegetable taste and grape malts that give it a generic feel. It's kind of plain, but easy to drink.

O. Nothing special, nothing bad. Just down the middle.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2013 05:51:09 | More by Amalak
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JamesMN

Minnesota

3.73/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

No bottling date.

Appearance: Murky copper/orange with a thin film of off-white suds.

Aroma: Overripe orange and some malt presence.

Taste: Hop character is sweet citrus with a moderate bitterness, edging on juicy at times. Deep malt backbone that adds a robust element and packs a bit of heat. Finish is sweet citrus with rich barley and the aftertaste is mellow with a bit of bitter pine.

Mouthfeel: Just above medium in body with smooth carbonation. Good drinkability for 9.2% ABV.

Final Thoughts: Moderately impressed with this one. I was expecting an orange malt bomb, which is almost spot on, but the juicy element keeps things from getting stale. Would I drink it again? Sure.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2013 05:07:11 | More by JamesMN
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Omnium

Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle > Pint glass

A - Nice orange gold with under two fingers of frothy white head, medium on lacing.
S - Lots of ripe tropical fruits, some grapefruit, pine dankness, sweet sugary and caramel malts.
T - There's definitely a bit of alcohol to this, but you do get those great ripe tropical notes, and the dankness comes out a little more as well.
M - Some alcohol burn, a bit sticky, but full feeling.
O - To me this is the best thing Breckenridge makes, its a really good Double IPA, lots of good tropical sweet flavors.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2013 02:48:17 | More by Omnium
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soju6

Missouri

3.74/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Served a slightly hazy dark amber color with a nice white head that fades to some lacing.

S: Aroma of grapefruit, fruity with a bit of spice and a trace of malt sweetness in the background..

T: Taste of grapefruit, mild malt sweetness, some fruit and bit of nut. Nice bitterness and a dry finish.

F: Medium body, well balanced with a flavorful character.

O: Enjoyable beer. good sipper to relax with.

Serving type: on-tap

10-18-2013 20:06:21 | More by soju6
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brurevu

Texas

4.35/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The beer poured a golden amber with a substantial white creamy head. The aroma held tropical fruits and those dank hops I love. The initial taste hit with a solid hop bitterness with piney and dank hops and some tropical fruit for good measure. It had a very nice hop profile that was bitter and flavorful with the dank hoppiness that always pulls me in. The Small Batch IPA had a slightly sweet finish but left a nice lingering bitterness. The 471 was a really well crafted beer and a taste profile I liked a lot.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2013 17:56:31 | More by brurevu
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andrewjraab

Michigan

3.66/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I was lucky enough to have my neighbor stop by and share a few of these in my garage while watching the Tigers. Thanks Tom.

A - A cloudy copper / brown pour with nice head and retention. Light and spotty lacing come through after each drink out of a snifter glass.
S - Citrus, resinous, dank hops, some sweet malts.

T - Big citrus hop flavors, followed by some sweet malt balance and then more of a bitter dank hop finish. Clean and very easy to drink for a DIPA.

O - this is an 'ok' american DIPA, but I would say worth a try. Very easy to drink, but nothing really breaks the mold on this one. Their are so many other options in this category that I will probably never come back.

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2013 02:52:05 | More by andrewjraab
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OtherShoe2

Massachusetts

3.95/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours thick amber with a skim head. No lace, some bubbles rising.

Some citric hops and toasted malt, and a little fruit. Decent aroma, but not outstanding.

Fruity hoppiness and toasted bread intermingle with some herbal notes, a little burnt sugar, some alcohol at the end with the bitterness.

Fuller bodied, but with some carbonation.

Decent version. Solid in flavor and structure.

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2013 21:57:03 | More by OtherShoe2
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Digimaika2

Ontario (Canada)

3.78/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

(3.75) A: Dark hazelnut amber with a relatively thin yet creamy head and streaky lacing.

(3.75) S: Caramel, citrus zest, nutty spices, damp pine, and floral aromas. Full and rich.

(3.75) T: Similar to aroma with caramel and floral qualities upfront, which transitions to citrus pith and spices. Heavily hopped with resulting heavy bitterness and dryness.

(4.0) M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Resin and grainy texture with ample amount of slickness.

(3.75) D: This is a good double IPA that is rich, earthy, and floral. The ABV is also well hidden.

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2013 02:17:56 | More by Digimaika2
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quaybr

Colorado

3.19/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A dark golden-amber with a very thin head on top (sat at the bar a while before being served, perhaps?).

Smells a bit overly-hopped (floral, citrus) relative to the minor malt notes.

Taste follows aroma: too hoppy. The lacking malt results in a flimsy backbone and a very bitter beer, bordering unenjoyable.

Too small of a body to carry the hops. Despite the thin head, decently carbonated.

Another american double that is unbalanced. Pass this one up.

Serving type: on-tap

09-05-2013 16:05:36 | More by quaybr
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JeffBrenner

Pennsylvania

3.73/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a pint glass from a pint bottle. Pours an amber/gold with decent carbonation and head. Nice lacing. Smells of citrus and pine. Not thick and goes down pretty clean. Average light penetration. Tastes like an IPA should, hoppy with notes of pine, citrus and maybe something more grassy. Hoppy, but not so much for a "double hopped" IPA. Overall, a good IPA. Would definitely drink again, but I can't say this one in any way tops or distinguishes itself from the bulk of IPAs.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2013 13:40:18 | More by JeffBrenner
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discharmingly

Massachusetts

1.49/5  rDev -61.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.75

Maybe it was just a bad bottle that I had, but this was really not drinkable. I washed and thoroughly rinsed the pint glass before putting this in.

Coloring was nice; lighter orange with a decent head.

First waft of smell made me push it away. Smelled faintly of garlic and sour milk.

Taste was some combo of that.

Maybe just a bad bottle judging by everyone elses review, but really not pleasant.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2013 12:28:22 | More by discharmingly
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.76/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a murky dark orange with a foamy orange-tan head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Small chunks of sediment are seen floating around in the glass after the pour. Smell is of malt, honey, citrus fruit, and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest and alcohol flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with some solid hop aromas and flavors.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2013 04:21:17 | More by UCLABrewN84
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t420o

California

3.4/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Breckinridge Small Batch 471 DIPA

A- pour yields a 2 finger tan head that leaves a small cap. Decent lacing. Beer is a light copper color with a ton of floaties. 3.5

S- nice juicy citrus with orange and grapefruit being the predominant smells. Malts are in good balance. 3.5

T- citrus, light pine, caramel malt, overly bitter without the flavor,light alcohol. Good. 3.5

M- nice medium body and medium carbonation level. Smooth. 3.5

O- a good DIPA but alcohol isn't hidden all that well and bitter without the amount of juiciness or pineyness that should accompany it. 3

B-

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2013 05:26:44 | More by t420o
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DenverHopHead

Colorado

4.14/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a snifter.
Appearance - amber, some champagne bubbles, noticeable sediment; little to no head and lacing.
Smell - reminds me of a poor man's Great Divide Hercules DIPA with the Carmel and malty tones playing with the hops.
Taste - follows the nose, but the bitterness of hops fights off the biscuity malt that is more noticeable in the smell. Some alcohol burn.
Feel - bitter, but well balanced!
Overall - my favorite from Breckenridge thus far!

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2013 22:11:39 | More by DenverHopHead
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BurgeoningBrewhead

Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into snifter; cloudy dark orange/amber with a thin filmy head that fades into nothing but a rim. Smell is big juicy citrus fruits, I'm getting grapefruit and mandarin oranges. There is also some alcohol in the nose. Taste is just like the smell, but in reverse order; alcohol bathes the tongue in heat before thick, sweet malt takes over followed by the sweet fruit. Finish is very bitter hops destroying everything until just a lingering bitterness and malt stickiness remain.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2013 04:37:10 | More by BurgeoningBrewhead
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dar482

New York

4.11/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours in an amber/copper color.

The aroma has grapefruit and gentle malt sweet aroma.

The flavor follows with a grapefruit bitterness, but the highlight is the caramel malt. It gives the beer a honey sweetness. The sweetness in the beer really shines in this beer and cleans up the bitterness. It also hides the alcohol in this beer and gives it a nice finish.

I initially thought this was a standard lower ABV IPA because of the sweetness. I guess the malt character hides it all. Quite a good beer. Recommended for those Dogfish 90 lovers.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2013 18:17:45 | More by dar482
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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

4.53/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Breckenridge 471 Small Batch Double IPA has a medium, creamy, off-white head and a brilliant, bright orange appearance, with heavy lacing and lots of streaming bubbles. The aroma is very fruity- like tangerine, to me, and sweet. Taste is the same with medium-roasted malt, white bread, sugar, pleasant, citrusy, hop bitterness, and no off flavors. One would never guess that it was 9.2% alcohol or that it was a 70 IBU ale. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy and slick, and 471 Small Batch finishes mostly dry, sweet, easy drinking, and delicious. Overall, this is a most excellent beer, and I highly recommend it!

RJT

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2013 17:57:00 | More by RonaldTheriot
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ThisWangsChung

Maryland

2.79/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

12 oz bottle into a Duvel tulip.

A: Pours a mildly hazy copper color. The head is a 2 finger offwhite shade. There's some respectable texturing and retention to be found in the latter.

S: The hops here are very earthy and floral in their tone, and also features a minty touch reminiscent of 90 Minute. All in all, though, the hop profile here doesn't particularly strike my fancy, nor does the malt backbone.

T: It's a bit maltier than I expected. I'm not sure if it's the age or whatnot - I just know the hop profile here isn't that powerful. At first, a touch of floral hops open things up, and before the boozy, sweet finish hits, I notice an enjoyable - but sadly vague and mild - midtaste of tropical fruits. Some floral hop qualities also return on the back end, which rubs me the wrong way combined with the mild booziness and strange umami tones.

M: I think this one is too heavy and sweet in texture. It's not *sweet* per se (in terms of flavor), just lacking the necessary dryness to cleanse and refresh the palate. That, and it brings out the crap aftertaste more strongly.

O: Not a great DIPA, and I don't think this one has the excuse of being an old bottle, either. Certainly nothing to drainpour, but there are too many great DIPAs out there to seek this one out again.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2013 23:59:33 | More by ThisWangsChung
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CloudStrife

New York

3.9/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a tulip.

A: Pours a cloudy pumpkin with a ruby hue. A two finger dense white head leaves some real nice lacing as it dissipates. Too hazy to see any carbonation.

S: A resinous blend of malts and hops. Not an overwhelming hop bomb with all the malt backing. Dark fermented fruits almost overpower the hop. A bit metallic.

T: Has the bitterness of an IPA which is almost unsuspecting from that aroma. Hits you with a floral bitter then lingers with more of a citrus and pine. Malts provide a bit of sweetness but arent too strong. Bit of alcohol on the backend but nothing too offensive.

M: Medium body that has a full feeling to it. Slightly low on the carbonation. Really not much burn from the 9.2 ABV. Not overly sticky for a strong IPA.

Overall it passes the test of a decent Double IPA. Lacking on the aroma is makes it up with a good hoppiness. Give it a shot if your into the style.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2013 23:06:53 | More by CloudStrife
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BeerRefugee

Oklahoma

3.76/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy amber with a moderate white head that dissipates quickly. Lots of floral and piney hops in aroma. Flavor is similarly strong, with the addition of some sweet citrus, caramel malt and soy sauce. A nice, aggressive IPA. Hoppiness isn’t as strong as in some IIPAs, but a solid entry.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2013 22:10:51 | More by BeerRefugee
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Broman

Ohio

3.89/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Appearance- Pours a tiny head that immediately disappears, above a pale burnt orange color body. Moderate to little lacing remains as the beer is drank.

Smell- Of a standard ipa that one would expect. Mostly a hoppy smell with some mild citrus undertones.

Taste- More than what was expected from the smell. A full hop flavor takes over the mouth and slowly dissipates into a lingering mild hop aftertaste, a slight sweet bite is notable on the aftertaste. Not overly aggressive but a definite full flavor hop taste. I like the flavor a lot personally, due to the simpleness of it, it does not try to overpower or be more then it needs to be. It is simply an ipa.

Mouthfeel- Slight sting on the palette. Medium to light body. Overall nothing overly exciting, but equally not offensive.

Overall- Simple ipa. Too many I come across seem to be more than they need to. This is an example of enjoyable basic ipa. I would suggest for a first time ipa sampler.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2013 04:39:55 | More by Broman
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microbrewlover

Pennsylvania

3.16/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This brew pours a cloudy orange/brown color with a 1.5 finger head, good carbonation and good lacing which stays on the glass until the end.

The smell is strong floral and citrus hops with pine, orange, mellon and grapefruit dominating.

The taste is too dominated by hops, none of the flavors in the smell come out; the taste is all hops. Oily hops are left on the tongue after swallowing.

The mouthfeel is thick and oily.

Overall this beer's taste does not live up to its appearance and smell; which is a shame because it looks and smells nice. If you are looking for a strait up hop bomb then give this a try.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2013 22:10:36 | More by microbrewlover
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StJamesGate

New York

3.54/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Hazy, rouged amber with white film that leaves wispy trails.
Swampy overripe orange nose with some caramel underneath.
Seville marmalade and more caramel with deep citrus, resin and catty Simcoe hops.
Lemon pith finish and baby aspirin linger.
Medium to full, lots of chew, hot and sticky.

Big and harsh - both hot and rough hop notes without either mouthwatering IBUs or alluring aroma. Why do people keep using Fuggles. Smooths out as it warms, but doesn't get any more complex.

I think I'm done with Breckenridge for a while.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2013 01:23:45 | More by StJamesGate
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

3.73/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Deep amber with reddish tints. Solidly capped with an inch of whipped ecru foam. Hazy, too.

Floral hops, black pepper, and grapefruit pith aromas. Slight pine. Dry malts with a toast. Not that much maltiness evident yet.

Holy hop bitterness. Mouth-tingling and bleach bright. This time, all about the pine. A woody character is here, along with more astringent floral notes. Peppery again, but more gum-peeling in the spiciness caused by the booze. A straight mouth-zapper.

Drinks thicker, yet curdling with exuberant carb. Too much of it. Hard to swish and not easy to swallow. Booziness is up there, too.

Somewhat one-note. Far from elegant. Still a hop dream, if you need to brush your teeth with the stuff. Don't knock it 'til you try it.

Serving type: on-tap

03-28-2013 13:48:55 | More by thecheapies
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vette2006c5r

Minnesota

3.78/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

471 IPA pours a clear golden color with a nice large creamy head. There is a strong floral, hoppy aroma, almost burns the nostrils. The taste is bold and hoppy taste. Good full flavor, but not a very dry aftertaste, but still finishes with a nice bitterness. Overall a nice bold IPA, enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2013 00:59:13 | More by vette2006c5r
471 IPA from Breckenridge Brewery
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